- Nov 23, 2011
- Lima, Ohio, USA
keep in mind folks, this was just the first test launch for a new configuration of his Rockets. don't want to put anything Too valuable on one of those, incase, you know things go wrong, and BOOM! also musk has a history of silly payloads for first test launches. the First Falcon 9 test had a Massive Wheel of French Cheese on board, as suggested by a friend of his, as a nod to Monty Python's "Cheese Shop" Sketch...
Originally Posted By: IndyIan
I wonder if Musk couldn't have put something of more scientific use up there? I'd assume NASA or the ESA could whip up a cheap heavy tech 3000+lb telescope to take pictures or something as it traveled around. Anyways, its good that whole thing worked pretty well. Little steps like this are necessary to get us into a spacefaring species.